26th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race


The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) was founded to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay's maritime heritage and encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake's natural resources. We accomplish this goal in part by donating the proceeds of the race to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an organization working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. To date, $172,624 has been donated to support children's education programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The race begins in Baltimore, Maryland, and ends 127 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay in Portsmouth, Virginia. Entry is open to all schooner-rigged vessels. Thirty-four schooners participated in the 25th annual race. The race and all race week activities are run by volunteers and donations keep the race going strong.

Registration Deadline is quickly approaching

Haven't registered yet... our deadline for shirt orders and sponsorships is this week.  Please contact race@gcbsr.org if you are intersted in participating !!!